Post # 1
I’m recently engaged and have been looking high and low for a wedding venue in the Catskills/Hudson Valley, NY area. I’ve officially hit a wall with my search. Help!
My fiance and I are looking for a place that isn’t a typical catering hall, somewhere we can have an outdoor ceremony, but an indoor reception, with an all around organic, woodsy feel. I would love to have a completely outdoors wedding, but since weather in NY is so unpredictable, I’d much prefer a place with a safe rain plan — not a tent. It seems that between our somewhat large guest list (150-175 people), and not wanting a tent, it’s slim pickings! A barn was never really my dream scenario, but I’m warming up to the idea since it seems like that’s most common in the area. So far we’ve really liked Onteora Mountain House and Full Moon Resort, but they’re both a bit beyond our budget. I’d love some other suggestions or tips if anyone has any!
Thanks so much for any help!!
Post # 2
Weddingspot (http://www.wedding-spot.com/) was a great resource to help me find my venue, because you can select options, and they bring up lesser known venues as well.
Post # 3
Hi! We had the same problem! A large guest list really cuts out most of the cooler venues around here. Have you already looked into Windham Mountain? We were considering Hunter or Windham, but we were really impressed with Windham and ended up booking there. The space is versatile- the larger room is a technically restaurant, and you did say you wanted something outdoorsy and not a hall, buuuut you can have a mountain summit ceremony (weather permitting), and the Club room for cocktail hour and as the indoor ceremony spot is really sweet and a little rustic! The pictures online don’t do it justice.
I can’t remember if Windham ends up being more or less expensive than Onteora house (sorry!).
Post # 4
I’m getting married at Onteora! Can’t recommend it enough 🙂
other venues we considered (we were also looking at 150 people and no tent):
The Barn at Liberty Farms
Bear Mountain State Park (The Bear Mountain Inn)
Eddie Adams Barn
Mohonk Mountain House